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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
DETROIT (AP) -- Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he "vehemently" denies the allegations against him....

Trump discounts accusations against Senate candidate Moore
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support Moore's "liberal" rival....

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier....

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year's turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders....

First trial of many begins for inauguration day protests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eleven months after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, trials have begun for the more than 160 people arrested during violent anti-Trump protests in Washington on Inauguration Day....

Additional remains of US soldier Johnson found in Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it has recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. soldiers killed in the African nation of Niger in October....

Trump and Putin speak by phone about Syria, other hot spots
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them....

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump's travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said....

Ivanka Trump to promote female entrepreneurship in India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump says she looks forward to promoting female entrepreneurship at a conference in India next week....

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